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Lecture 11 - Torque

Lecture 11 - Torque

This video was recorded at YALE PHYS 200 - Fundamentals of Physics with Professor Ramamurti Shankar. This lecture is a continuation of an analogue to Newton's law: τ= lα. While previous problems examined situations in which τ is not zero, this time the focus is on extreme cases in which there is no torque at all. If there is no torque, α is zero and the angular velocity is constant. The lecture starts with a simple example of a seesaw and moves on to discuss a collection of objects that are somehow subject to a variety of forces but remain in static equilibrium. Reading assignment: Wolfson and Pasachoff, Physics with Modern Physics, chapters 13-14. Resources: Problem Set 6 [PDF] Problem Set 6 Solutions [PDF] Sample Midterm Examination [PDF]

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